Tuesday, December 21

How to make a tinsel tree

Here's what you need
1. tinsel (1 pk is plenty)
2. party hat
3. hot glue gun
4. scissors
I just used stuff I had around the house. I thought the party hat would work perfect & i was just going to throw it out anyways.
I cut the ruffles off the bottom & started hot gluing the tinsel from the seem.

I added another layer all the way up since you could still see a little bit of the pink & I wanted it to have a fuller look. It turned out really cute and only took a few minutes.

& here is the finished product! I love it, and it beats paying like $5 when I made if for FREE! :)

(I apologize for the terrible pics I took them real quick with my iPhone4)

Sunday, December 19

Mesh Christmas tree topper

When I posted about our Chirstmas decor I mentioned I made our tree topper from floral deco-mesh, and said I would post on how to do it. So here's what you need:

Deco-mesh (we got our green from Sam's, and this one from Canton), pipe cleaners (or something to tie with), & we also got some pretty floral glittery things to stick in the bow.
I didn' get pictures of me actually making the bow, & I am sorry for that. But its not hard to explain...
1. roll out mesh ad choose a length. I honestly don't remember how much I used but it doesn't take much. (but don't cut the mesh off bc its easier to leave the roll attached. you'll understand later.)
2. fold the mesh from the outside in, making big loops, its just like making a hair bow only much bigger. I made two loops for each side just to add thickness.
3. then you gather the middle and tie it.
4. you should still have the roll of mesh attached. Use it to create a center for the bow. Bring the extra to the back, tie, and cut.
5. I also added streamers going down the tree that I made separately and then tied to the bow just to keep it together.
6. lastly add your little pretty stems just to add some fun!
I hope that made at least a little bit of sense. If not just email me or leave a comment & ill help!
Merry Christmas!


Friday, December 10

It's Christmas already

When we got home from Canton we finished decorating for Christmas. I can't believe it's that time already.
I just love taking pics of all the decorations. There's just something magical about Christmas.

I just added a few things to my room...
 I got that peppermint ball from a beautiful shop in Canton. I got two of them, but I couldn't upload the pics of the other one...

& here's the living room...
 I'm going to do a post on how to make the bow for the top of the tree tomorrow.

I just hope this CHRISTmas everyone can remember the real reason for Christmas. It's not about the presents or Santa clause. It's not about decorating, shopping, or Christmas dinner. It's all about the birth of Jesus. Without this day we wouldn't have had a savior.
"For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on is shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." Isaiah 9:6

Second trip to Canton, TX

We made our second trip to Canton, TX last weekend to get our new English bulldog!
I only got a few pics once again bc I was too busy looking at all the great stuff.

Now for the few pics I got...

Mom & Dad before we got started. I took a pic of myself but I decided to spare y'all!

We saw some interesting stuff... :)

 I LOVE this!
 I'm not sure about this, but I liked it.

hmmm, I wonder where I could put this.
I'm going to make some small wreaths like this Saturday.

So...if you've never been to Canton here are a few tips.
1. You HAVE to go at least once! It's amazing shopping you just can't get anywhere else.
2. Do NOT use the restrooms there. It's disgusting id advise you to stop before you get there and not drink to much, haha!
3. Go during the fall. There's more people, but the weather makes a big difference. Plus all the Christmas stuff is for sale and there is a huge selection!
4. Don't be afraid to eat at the food court there, we ate at the Baked Potato. It was SO good.
5. The obvious; where comfortable shoes, take cash, and have something to put all your goodies in.